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PHSE506 Developmental Motor Disorders

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An overview of prevalent developmental motor disorders. Assessment and teaching of children with these disorders at the Movement Development Clinic.

This paper provides students with the opportunity to teach children with unique learning needs and to study developmental disabilities. Before a student starts teaching a child on a one-on-one basis, or with another student at the Movement Development Clinic, all students go through a three-week pre-clinic training programme. By writing lesson plans, self-evaluations and reports, students will acquire some of the essential professional skills required for teachers, coaches, trainers and researchers. Studies on developmental disabilities will equip students with a developmental perspective that will allow them to deliver age-appropriate service to children and adolescents.

Paper title Developmental Motor Disorders
Paper code PHSE506
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,590.98
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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PHSE 202 and PHSE 203
PHSE 306
Limited to
BPhEd(Hons), PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MDanceSt, MPhEd
Basic knowledge and experience of teaching, coaching and motor learning principles.
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Motohide Miyahara
Paper Structure
  • Clinic preparation training
  • Clinic teaching
  • Lectures on developmental disabilities
Teaching Arrangements
Clinic preparation training is compulsory from Weeks 1-3.
D. Dewey & D. E. Tupper (Eds.). (2004). Developmental Motor Disorders. New York: Guilford Publications.

Sugden, D. A., & Henderson, S. E. (2007). Ecological intervention for children with movement difficulties. London: Harcourt Assessment.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Ethics, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • A broad knowledge base of developmental disabilities
  • Skills to conduct assessment, make a curriculum and write lesson plans and evaluation for a child with unique learning needs
  • Positive attitudes for clinic clients

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Not offered in 2018

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system